R&D Associate I

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

 

The Research Associate I will be responsible for research and/or development of assays for support of monoclonal antibody development.



MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs splenic fusions and isolates hybridomas that produce relevant antibodies.
  • Creates, cultures, and maintains stable transgenic cell lines for recombinant protein production and cell based assays.
  • Utilizes various protein purification techniques to purify antibodies and recombinant proteins
  • Utilizes a range of biochemistry and molecular biology techniques to analyze recombinant proteins. Techniques include: PCR, ELISA, Western Blots, subcloning, transfections, and HPLC
  • Performs animal work including immunization, sera collection, sera analysis, tail vein injections and splenic fusions.
  • Records data in research notebooks and report results according to MBL SOPs and procedures
  • Prepares data for presentation.
  • Drafts written / oral reports for presentation to the research group and senior staff
  • Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and techniques within scope of training.
  • Effectively communicates with group members in order to accomplish goals.
  • Performs additional job related duties as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field with a minimum of 0-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent
  • Ability to follow instructions precisely , recognize deviations, and recommend corrective action within scope of training
  • Ability to troubleshoot within scope of training
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Word, Excel and other relevant electronic systems.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to apply scientific principles to problem solving
  • Possesses  well developed attention to detail, ability to maintain accurate records and excellent proofreading skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrated initiative through past experience
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
  • May require individual to work extended hours on occasion to meet business needs
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